Remembering What Made Ornette Coleman a Jazz Visionary

The funeral service at Riverside Church in Manhattan for the saxophonist and composer, who died on June 11 at age 85, was a joyful and music-filled affair.









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Harold Battiste, Musician, Mentor and Arranger, Dies at 83

Mr. Battiste lent his expertise to a long list of future stars, founded a collective record company and taught at universities.









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ArtsBeat: Memo to Blue Note: What to Expect From Jazz in Beijing

With the news that Blue Note Jazz Club will open an outpost in China, we talked to Nathaniel Gao, a Chinese-American saxophonist who is an integral part of the Beijing jazz scene.







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Blue Note Jazz Club Plans Expansion to China

The chain of clubs, already in Japan, sees opportunity in Beijing and will open a club in Hawaii as well.







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ArtsBeat: Celebrating Schubert and Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ at the White Light Festival

New works will also be featured at Lincoln Center’s sixth White Light Festival, which will run Oct. 14 through Nov. 22.







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Review: Michael Bates’s ‘Northern Spy’ Features Nods to Jazz Legacies

Michael Bates’s new album brings the rural South to mind in the opening track.







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Gunther Schuller Dies at 89; Composer Synthesized Classical and Jazz

Mr. Schuller, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his orchestral work in 1994, coined the term Third Stream to describe music that drew on the forms and resources of both classical and jazz.







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